You will need to make arrangements to transport the body, sometimes from the hospital or mortuary to a place of rest, and always to the crematorium. The transport of a coffin, with or without the body, normally requires an estate car or van. You may wish to consider hiring a hearse and driver from a local funeral director to perform both tasks.
You need to transport the empty coffin to the mortuary if the body is retained there. You have a common law right, as executor or next of kin, to be given the body without the assistance of a funeral director. You will need to liaise with the hospital or mortuary whose staff will normally assist you.
You will also need to provide at least four people able to carry the coffin to and from the vehicle and on to the catafalque.